Core Program 3 - Gender & Life Skills Development

The sub-components of the Gender & Life Skills Development Program are:

      • Integrated Life Skill Education
      • User-Friendly Service Promotion
      • Male Female Engagement Promotion
      • HIV/AIDS & STD Prevention Education The specific objectives of the Gender & Life Skills Development Program are:
  • To enhance the knowledge, skill, and attitude of

adolescents & youth on HIV/AIDS, STDs, sexual and reproductive Gender issues

  • To prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, support and give priority for the victims of HIV/AIDS both at the program and organizational level
  • To make all programs HIV/AIDS sensitive
  • To enable adolescents & youth to make evidence-based and informed decisions with responsible choices regarding their sexual and reproductive Gender
  • To empower the local community and parents to initiate and bring a more sustainable change in positive behavior and practices of adolescents & youth towards sexual & reproductive Gender
  • To capacitate Gender service providers in improving user-friendly services
  • To promote Gender engagement
  • To empower women to claim their rights and fight against any form of gender-based discrimination and mistreatment
  • To encourage women to play an active role in DEC programs and among the community
  • To enforce the implementation of organizational gender policy at all levels

Goal 1:- To Enhance the Well-being of the Targeted Children Through Holistic Early Childhood Care and Development  Support

Strategies:

  • Ensure that supporting Environment (School, community, and home) is in place to promote the holistic development of children.
  • Ensure that all targeted children receive ECCD, Gender, education, and skill training services.
  • Decrease the rate of school dropouts by providing support services like initiating IGA for families, study programs, tutorial classes, strengthening transition schools, using community resources and facilities.
  • Initiate & strengthen educational support programs for children with special needs & skills so that they will be able to pursue their education.
  • Give due attention to children in especially difficult circumstances (children with disabilities, HIV/AIDS orphans, etc.) in future programs.

Core Programs Components Goals & Strategies

Core Program - 1: Child Development

The components of the Child Development Program are:

    • Early Childhood Care & Development
    • Promotion of Quality Education
    • Promotion of Access to Education
    • Promotion of Child Safeguarding
    • Promotion of Education Emergency

The specific objectives of the Child Development Program are:

    • To improve the safeguarding of children from different kinds of abuse, neglect, and address the problems related to child development.
    • To enhance the role of parents or guardians in the improvement of care and development of children at an early age.
    • To enhance the development of the child through improving nutrition, hygiene & sanitation, education, and Gender status.
    • To improve the academic performance of low achiever students to enhance creativity and talent.
    • To improve access to quality education for marginalized and disadvantaged children.
    • To enhance girls’ equal participation and competence beyond secondary school.
  • To improve hygiene & sanitation, and Genderstatus of target school children.
  • To enhance the five pillars of the star school model (parents & community involvement, learning environment, learning & teaching, innovation & integration, education leadership & management). To achieve these objectives the following two goals and appropriate strategies are developed.

Program Goals & Strategies

In the coming five years, DEC continues with its aspiration of becoming a strong and dynamic civil society organization that effectively and tangibly contributes to the growth, development, and well being of its target communities with their active participation. The realization of DEC’s vision requires the identification, design, and implementation of relevant program interventions that are consistent with its organizational mission. In the coming five years, FSCE aspires to become a strong and dynamic NGO that effectively and tangibly contributes to the growth, development, and well being of its target communities with their active participation. The realization of FSCE’s vision requires the identification, design, and implementation of relevant program interventions that are consistent with its organizational mission.

Overall Program Goal:

To design & implement sustainable development programs to

address the social and economic problems of target groups. Objective:

  • To strengthen program management (design; planning; implementation; reporting, monitoring, evaluation & learning) systems.
  • To improve program management efficiency & effectiveness through well designed & economical location of the area & project offices.
  • To address the socio-economic challenges of marginalized/ underserved target groups.
  • To build the capacity of target institutions at the grassroots level. Program Strategies:
  • Develop a program management policy and procedure guideline.
  • Define program intervention (area, program & target group phase in and phase out) strategy.

Define the area/project office establishment and location criteria/ strategy.